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Surveys seek feedback about CMV driver medical exams

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Arlington, VA – A new set of surveys from the American Transportation Research Institute (the research arm of the American Trucking Associations) and Mayo Clinic asks motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers about how regulatory changes have affected the quality and length of driver medical examinations.

Carriers and drivers are being asked to provide feedback about changes since the implementation of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners in 2014. The revised process calls for medical examiners performing physicals on behalf of the Department of Transportation to take an approved course, pass an exam and be listed in the registry before they are able to issue medical certificates.

“Driver health and wellness continues to be a top industry issue and area of research for ATRI,” Rebecca Brewster, ATRI president, said in a press release. “The joint research with Mayo Clinic will shed light on how the medical exam process is working since the advent of the national registry.”

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